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The 36th Annual Brookline Breeze will be held
Saturday, August 12, 2017




Race Information

Where: Brookline Memorial Recreation Center (1399 Oakridge Street, Pittsburgh PA), located in Brookline Park near the 1400 block of Brookline Boulevard, 2.5 miles south of the Liberty Tunnels.

Google Map to Brookline Park

The Brookline Breeze is a challenging 5K fitness run/walk on the rolling hills of Brookline, a neighborhood located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 5K course takes runners and walkers from Brookline Memorial Park to the city border with Dormont and back again. The 3.1 mile route follows Brookline Boulevard to Pioneer Avenue, then turns left and proceeds to a turn-around near West Liberty Avenue, then back again.

Breeze Day fun begins at 7:00am with package pickup and pre-race registrations. A live band will take the stage at 8:00am. The first event of the morning is the One-Mile Mini-Breeze for the young ones, followed by the One-mile Dog Walk. The Mini-Breeze course is laid out around the perimeter of Brookline Park. Then, at 9:00am, it's time for the main event, the 5K run/walk.

The Brookline Breeze 5K race, which attracts top athletes from around the Tri-State area, along with hundreds of local runners, is sanctioned by the

USATF (Three Rivers). Event timing is provided by Runners High.

New This Year!

We are happy to announce that Fleet Feet will be providing pacers for the 5k Run!

Register BEFORE July 15th and receive $15 off any regular priced running shoe from our sponsor, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh*
*Exclusions apply

We have partnered with JL Photography and Design to provide race day and finish line photos!


Stay tuned for more details!

 

Brookline Breeze Tradition

The Brookline Breeze began in 1982, when three local fitness enthusiasts (Jim Turcol, Mike Radley and Danny O'Brien) had an idea to start a running event encouraging healthy living and promoting the community of Brookline. Over the past three decades, the Brookline Breeze has evolved into one of the signature events on the yearly Pittsburgh Citiparks running calendar.


Dan O'Brien fires the starter's pistol at the inaugural Brookline Breeze on September 3, 1982.

The innaugural Breeze winners were Bruce Kemmerer and Susan Gailey. Six-time winner Barry Harwick set the 5K course record with a time of 14:56 in 1987, a mark that has stood for a quarter century. The women's course record is held by Karen Koehler, who clocked in at 17:26 in 1989. Seven women have repeated as top female runner, with Chris Scarvelis and Ann Mazur topping that list as four-time winners.

For a look back at the history and tradition of the Brookline Breeze, including a list of past champions (1982-2016), complete race results (1996-2016), photos and more, visit:

Brookline Breeze History

31st Annual Breeze Video Presentation - 2012 - "Running On Empty"
(courtesy of Doug Brendel)

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Registration Information

Runners and Walkers can register online or complete a printed application.
Online registrants will be recorded automatically and entered into the event of their choice.

Complete Online Registration

Download Printable PDF Individual Registration Form

Download Printable PDF Family Form

* Scroll Down For Family Discount and Youth Challenge Information *

Mail-in registrants should download the application, then mail the completed
form along with a check or money order made payable to "The Brookline Breeze" to:

Office of Special Events
Attn: Brookline Breeze
Room 462 City-County Bldg.
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Check or money order made payable to "The Brookline Breeze"

 

Dollar Bank Family Team Competition

We encourage families to take advantage of the Dollar Bank Family Discount. Up to five runners or walkers (from the same home address) can register for $50. A family submit a Family Entry Form in addition to their individual registration forms to take advantage of the savings. It's a great way to get the entire family involved!

Highmark Youth Challenge

The "On Your Mark With Highmark Youth Challenge" is a popular program that encourages children to take part in community footraces by either running or walking the 5K distance. Each child age 6 to 12* who completes one City of Pittsburgh Community Footrace Series, or each youth age 13 to 18* who completes two (2) City of Pittsburgh Community Footrace Series will receive free registration to Pittsburgh's Richard S. Caligiuri Great Race 5K. After completing The Great Race, each youth receives a certificate recognizing the achievement. *Age as of June 1, 2017.

Packet Pickup

Registrants can pick up their 2016 Brookline Breeze race packs and short-sleeved tech-style commemorative T-Shirts,
available at the Brookline Recreation Center (1399 Oakridge Street, Pittsburgh PA), during the following times:

Thursday, August 10 from 1:00-6:45p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh
Friday, August 11 from 6:00-9:00pm.
Saturday, August 12 beginning at 7:00am.

One-Mile Mini Brezze

Registration for the One Mile Mini-Breeze fun run is the same steps as 5K runners and walkers. You can register online, mail in the application, or sign up the day of the race. Online registrants, under the age of 18, must be entered along an adult who participates in one of the available events, in order to have the corresponding indemnification waiver accepted. Mail-in registrations or walk-in race day registrants, under the age of 18, must have a parent/guardian's signature on the form.

One-Mile Dog Walk

To participate in the One-Mile Dog Walk, animals must be registered along with a participating adult, and must be leashed. Adult must be registered as a Mini-Breeze participant. The Dog Walk will start three minutes after the runners begin the Mini-Breeze. There can be no interaction between the Mini-Breeze runners and the Dog Walk participants. All registered dogs will receive a commemorative Brookline Breeze bandana.

NEW THIS YEAR: We are thrilled to partner with Animal Friends of Pittsburgh in our 1 Mile Dog Walk. Animal Friends is a non-profit companion animal resource center serving the needs of pets and people for more than 70 years. They continue to lead the way towards ending pet overpopulation in Western Pennsylvania through comprehensive, community-wide spay/neuter programming. They will join our list of beneficiaries along with: Brookline Area Food Bank, Meals-on-Wheels, Brookline Recreation Programs, Saint John Bosco Academy activities and the Brookline Teen Outreach Program.

Join us on race day to meet the team and some fuzzy friends!

 




Brookline Breeze Event Fees

5K Run: $20.00
5K Walk: $15.00
1-Mile Mini-Breeze: $10.00

Mini-Breeze Dog Walk: $15.00
Additional Dog: $10.00

Early registrations must be postmarked by 7/15/17.

Register BEFORE July 15th and receive $15 off any regular priced running shoe from our sponsor, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh*
*Exclusions apply

Late Registration
5K Run: $25.00
5K Walk: $20.00
1-Mile Mini-Breeze: $13.00

Mini-Breeze Dog Walk: $18.00
Additional Dog: $10.00

All dogs must be on a leash. There are no dogs allowed on the 5K course.

Registered participants will receive a commemorative Breeze shirt and a runners race packet (Shirt sizes are not guaranteed to day-of-race registrants). Registered dogs will receive a commemorative Breeze Bandana.

Note: There are no individual or team prizes awarded for the 5K Walk, One-Mile Mini-Breeze or One-Mile Dog Walk.




Age Groups

5K Race

Overall Awards are presented to the Top Five Male and Female Winners.
Awards are presented to the Top Three finishers in each age group.

Men

11-Under
12-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+

Women

11-Under
12-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+

Dollar Bank Team Challenge
Age Categories

12-Under
13-17
18+

Teams of three to five runners can compete in one of the three competitive categories.
Each competing team's score will be based on the three lowest overall times.
The team with the lowest combined finishing score wins the category.

5K Fitness Walk and Mini-Breeze

The 5K Fitness Walk and Mini-Breeze are open to participants of all ages.

Note: There are no individual or team prizes awarded for the 5K Walk, One-Mile Mini-Breeze or One-Mile Dog Walk.




Start Times

One Mile Mini-Breeze
One-Mile Dog Walk
5K Run
5K Walk

8:35am
8:38am
9:00am
9:03am

 

Brookline Breeze 5K Course Map


 

Brookline Mini-Breeze Course Map





Brookline Breeze Contacts

Office of Special Events
Attn: Brookline Breeze
Room 462 City-County Bldg.
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Co-Race Directors: Melisa Migliaro and Beth Bliss
Phone: 412-523-3547 or Email: brooklinebreeze@gmail.com

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The Brookline Breeze Sponsorship Team

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The Brookline Breeze Sub-Sponsorship Team:

A-Boss Opticians - DeBor Funeral Home - Knights Of Columbus #491
Roberta Mitzi Allen, ReMax - State Senator Wayne Fontana
Brookline Chamber Of Commerce - Saint John Bosco Academy
Michael Poremski Plumbing - Scoops On The Boulevard
The O'Brien Family - SPC Networks

 

SPECIAL THANKS to ALL of our corporate and community sponsors, without whose
kindness and generosity the Brookline Breeze would not be possible. Thanks also
to the many volunteers who help make the Breeze a special place to be.